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Noun: heteronomy  ,he-tu'ró-nu-mee
  1. A term applied by Kant to those laws which are imposed on us from without, or the violence done to us by our passions, wants, or desires
  2. Subordination or subjection to the law of another; political subjection of a community or state; - opposed to autonomy

Derived forms: heteronomies

Encyclopedia: Heteronomy